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Experience:  16 years experience with Lincoln
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I have a 2005 and sometimes the key will turn the engine

Customer Question

I have a 2005 and sometimes the key will turn the engine over but not start until I play with the key
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: key does not appear to be damaged, will check wheel
JA: What is the model of your '05 Lincoln?
Customer: navigator
JA: Are you fixing your Navigator yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just flipped the key over which works sometime
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Todd M replied 17 days ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. When you turn the key over does the key stop turn partway, or does it travel the whole distance yet the car fails to start?

Expert:  Todd M replied 17 days ago.

Sounds to me the like ignition switch is failing. The actuator is becoming weak. The lock cylinder may also be faulty. The could also be a short or bad connection somewhere.